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# The books of Agatha Christie, a popular writer of crime novels, have

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The books of Agatha Christie, a popular writer of crime novels, have had a greater audience than any fiction author in history.

(A) than any fiction author in history

(B) historically than any other fiction author

(C) than have those of any fiction author in history

(D) in history as any other fiction author has had

(E) than those of any other fiction author in history

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Originally posted by souvik101990 on 17 Sep 2014, 10:40.
Last edited by Bunuel on 06 Mar 2019, 01:25, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
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15 Apr 2017, 03:21
Hi Expert,

Why choice C is incorrect while choice E is correct?
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15 Apr 2017, 15:30
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Hi Expert,

Why choice C is incorrect while choice E is correct?

The comparison is intended between the audience of books of Agatha Christie and those of any fiction author at the same point of time. Option C wrongly compares past audience of books of Agatha Christie and present audience of those of any fiction author.

In option E, the verb "have had" has been omitted by virtue of parallelism.
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13 Jun 2018, 01:56
The books of Agatha Christie, a popular writer of crime novels, have had a greater audience than any fiction author in history.

(A) than any fiction author in history
-- audience is compared with author.

(B) historically than any other fiction author
-- audience is compared with author.

(C) than have those of any fiction author in history
-- we need to have singular here - not have

(D) in history as any other fiction author has had
-- changes the meaning.

(E) than those of any other fiction author in history
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29 Dec 2018, 07:36
The books of Agatha Christie, a popular writer of crime novels, have had a greater audience than any fiction author in history.

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(A) than any fiction author in history

above says - The books of AC have had a greater audience than any fiction author in history. Audiences are getting compared with fiction author

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(B) historically than any other fiction author
. Placement of historically is wrong. Audience vs fiction author comparison.

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(C)than have those of any fiction author in history.
Past vs present comparison.

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(D) in history as any other fiction author has had.
Instead of comparison, similarity is used.

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(E) than those of any other fiction author in history
correct

The books of AC have had a greater audience than "have had" books of any other fiction author in history.
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14 Feb 2019, 08:17
souvik101990 wrote:
The books of Agatha Christie, a popular writer of crime novels, have had a greater audience than any fiction author in history.

(A) than any fiction author in history

(B) historically than any other fiction author

(C) than have those of any fiction author in history

(D) in history as any other fiction author has had

(E) than those of any other fiction author in history

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here as we are comparing books and we have greater in the non underlined . we need to use than .
Also as the coparision is between books that are plural we need to use those after than. simple way to get to the correct answer in the least possible time
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